Israel has increased its ground forces on the border with Gaza, and Hamas launched a rocket attack on southern Israel. The most intense conflict lasted for several years, and there was no end in sight.
Serens sounded in Tel Aviv at night. The sound of rockets bombarding Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system filled the sky and thousands of Israelis fled the cover.
Israel carried out air strikes on Palestinian coastal enclaves until dawn, destroying a six-story apartment building in central Gaza City.
As world powers once again called for calls, the wave of violence between Jews and Arab minorities continued to spread to several Israeli cities, attacked synagogues, and caused conflicts between Arab Jews in the streets.
According to the enclave’s Ministry of Health, at least 72 people have been killed in Gaza since the violence escalated on Monday. The Israeli military said that seven people were killed in Israel.
The military spokesperson said that Israel has prepared combat troops on the border with Gaza and is “in various stages of preparation for ground operations,” a move that is reminiscent of similar invasions during the 2014-2009-2008 war.
Colonel Jonathan Conricus said: “The Chief of Staff will inspect and guide the preparations. We have the headquarters of the Division and three mobile brigades in Gaza to prepare for this situation and various unforeseen events. .”
Health authorities in Gaza say they are investigating several deaths during the night, and these people may have been inhaling poisonous gas. The sample is being checked and no final conclusion has been reached yet.
Fearing that the violence may intensify, Washington plans to send a special envoy, Hady Amra, to talks with Israel and the Palestinians.
US President Joe Biden said Wednesday after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: “I expect and hope this will end soon, but Israel has the right to defend itself.” Biden did not explain the reason for his optimism. .
Netanyahu’s office said the prime minister has told the US president that Israel will “continue to attack” military installations of Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip.
On Wednesday, Israeli forces killed senior Hamas commanders and blew up several buildings, including a bank that Israel said was linked to Hamas activities.
Hamas expressed contempt for the statement of its leader Ismail Haniyeh, who said: “The confrontation with the enemy knows no borders.”
During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Hamas launched rockets into Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for the clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, and Israel launched an offensive.